Acts 2:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23. The first reading recounts the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples — and their resulting ability to speak in different tongues. In his Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes that while there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, there is but the same Spirit, and the same God. In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room, gives them the Holy Spirit, and grants them the authority to forgive sins.

 

Domenica di Pentecoste

Con la Pentecoste, prende corpo l’impegno della comunità mandata ad annunciare le grandi opera di Dio. La Chiesa si fa annunciatrice di un messaggio nuovo, rivolto ad ogni uomo, chiamato ad inserirsi nella grande famiglia, edificata sull’amore di Gesù.

 

 

聖神降臨節

聖母藉聖神的德能懷孕生了耶穌,耶穌藉祂的聖神開始了另一個新的創造 —— 祂的奧體 ——教會,因此聖神降臨之日可以說是教會的生日。

耶穌復活後多次顯現給門徒,命他們到普天下去教訓萬民,給他們付洗,今天祂又交給他們赦罪的權柄,但門徒們都是軟弱的、沒有多少知識的人,他們大部份都是漁夫,怎能承擔這重任呢?所以祂向他們吹了一口氣,象徵聖神要降臨到他們身上。耶穌要他們祈禱、準備,迎接這偉大的時刻。今天的讀經一,我們讀到他們在祈禱中,聖神藉火舌的形象,降到他們的身上,他們都充滿聖神,他們不再軟弱了, 勇敢地出外傳教,而且能說外方的語言。

我們領了堅振聖事後,聖神的七個恩典:敬畏、孝愛、聰敏、剛毅、超見、明達、上智,圓滿地傾注在我們身上,就像當年降臨在宗徒身上一樣。我們的靈魂有了不能磨滅的屬神的印記。藉着聖神的幫助,成為基督的勇兵。作為勇兵不一定需要出生入死去打仗,而是要時常記得以言以行去為基督作證。就像我們勇敢的龔品梅主教,和世界上不少人,為了信仰,忍耐、仁愛地去面對牢獄之苦;或是每日勤懇懇守好天主的誡命,愛主愛人,也是基督的勇兵。

 

From Fr. Gael: The first reading gives us an account of Pentecost from Acts of the Apostles authored by St. Luke. The Gospel gives a Pentecost event description from the Gospel of John. John’s description is much more succinct. What exactly happened is not as important as the fact that the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles and the disciples. The eyes of their faith were opened and their hearts were filled with the realization of who Jesus was. And that was fire! They, who had been locked away in a room found the courage of their realization and conviction of Jesus Christ and in that moment Christianity blossomed and the Church was born. We are part of the consequence of that moment. I think the world once again needs to feel the power and the fire of the Holy Spirit so that a refreshed and renewed Christianity may enliven us. And so, will I, will you be art of that new FIRE. –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                  May 31, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
8:45        Irene Moreci +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ernesto Bacini & Carla Ferrando +
1:00        Antonio Corona +
5:00        Florence Rubino +

 Monday                 June 1, 2020
7:00        Felice, Grazia, Francisco, & Maria Spingola +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia & Raymond Raggio + – Birthday of Dolores Meehan (Conc.)

Tuesday                  June 2, 2020
7:00        Wedding Anniversary of Andrea & Rose Marenzi +
9:00        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +

Wednesday          June 3, 2020
7:00        Erwin Castillo +
9:00        Thanksgiving from Antonio Sia Lu

Thursday              June 4, 2020
7:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
9:00        Anton & Angela Canepa +

Friday                   June 5, 2020
7:00        Franco, Pia, & Lodovico Ortesi +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Saturday              June 6, 2020
7:30        Josephine Ross +
9:00        Juan Lueza +
5:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul

 

 Rest-in-Peace
Richie Alioto – Romanie Rajhboy – Donna Traverso

 

Particular Items

 

Welcome, new Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Today, the Solemnity of Pentecost,
seven adults will be baptized and initiated into the Catholic Church
here at Saints Peter & Paul:

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Initiation:

Michael Elliott
Rebekah Grace Elliott
Shane Kennedy
Paul Yu Luo Chen
Teresa Amy Sui Bing Leung

Adults receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist:

Flavia Silva Pinto
Steven Joseph Caporelli

The Mass will be live-streamed at 4PM today.
Please pray for them on this wonderful day,
and Candidates and Catechumens, please pray for us!

 

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the poor. You may donate here, and please indicate “Second Collection” in the designations menu. You can of course make your Sunday offerings there too Please be generous!

Chinese Rosary: The Chinese Apostolate will host their weekly Rosary and Social after Mass this Sunday. Here’s the login info:

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Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

 

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                  31           Pentecost Sunday
Monday                 01           The Blessed Virgin Mary;  Mother of the Church
Tuesday                 02           Marcellinus and Peter; Martyrs
Wednesday           03           Charles Lwanga and Companions; Martyrs
Thursday               04           Weekday in Ordinary Time
Friday                    05           Boniface; Bishop, Martyr
Saturday                06           Norbert; Bishop
Sunday                  07           The Most Holy Trinity

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Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28: 16-20. In the first reading, Jesus tells his Apostles that they will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, and then he ascends into heaven. In his Letter to the Ephesians, Saint Paul affirms the hope enjoyed by all who believe in the promise and power of Christ. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus commissions the Apostles to make disciples of all nations, and assures them that he will be with them, always, until the end of the age.

 

Ascensione del Signore

L’Ascensione inaugural la missione della Chiesa. Il Signore Gesù, accolto nella Gloria del padre, ma nascosto alla nostra vista sensibile, abita in noi spiritualmente e continua con noi l’opera di salvezza, dichiarando che siamo destinati all vita eterna

 

耶穌升天節

今天是耶穌升天節,可是今天的福音(瑪竇28:16-20)並沒有提及穌升天的事。但由於其他福音說記述了耶穌被接升天,可以知道祂的確升天了。耶穌復活後四十天和門徒們吃喝談話,祂的光榮隱藏在人性的形象中。直到祂升天之時,祂的光榮才完全顯示出來。現在耶穌再不與自己的信徒以形體同在,卻以精神的方式時常與祂的教會結合,不斷教化指引她,直到世界終窮之日。

臨別之時,他們交給了門徒治理教會的權柄,給他們施洗和赦罪的權柄。祂說:「天上地下的一切權柄都交給了我,所以你們要去使萬民成為門徒,因父、及子及聖神之名給他們授洗。」這一句話說明了天主三位一體的道理,也說明天教會是由宗徒一脈相承地傳下來的。領了洗的人是屬於天主的,和天主有特殊關係。

天主聖父是一切救恩之本,聖子把領了洗的人加入在祂的教會裏,聖神默導教友,使他們明白並有恆地做到耶穌所要求的。

耶穌既然把治理教會的權交給宗徒和他們繼承人,當然也默導他們,使他們代表祂善盡職青,我們服從教會的訓導,就是服從天主。

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 24, 2020
7:30        John DeLucchi +
8:45        Angelina & Guido Torre +
10:15     Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III +
11:45     The Pierini & Spes Families +
1:00        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
5:00        The Aicardi, Dal Cin, & Camoriani Families +

Monday                               May 25, 2020
7:00        Marco & Sabina Zolezzi +
9:00        Victor, Emily, & Theresa Candia + – Angela Canepa + (Conc.)

Tuesday                               May 26, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Jerry Ortega Bini
9:00        Lorenzo & Angela Lazio + – John Zuffo + (Conc.)

Wednesday                        May 27, 2020
7:00        Frank Sanguinetti +
9:00        Peter Domenici, III +

Thursday                             May 28, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Dominic & Frank Romeo +

Friday                                   May 29, 2020
                7:00        Caterina & Filippo Besagno +
9:00        In Honor of Madonna della Guardia

Saturday                              May 30, 2020
7:30        Anton & Angela Canepa +
9:00        For the Soul of Gelasio Bini +
5:00        Guilio Guidi +

 

Baptisms
Gianna Jean Ostarello

Weddings
Matthew Frustaci and Malia Powers

Rest-in-Peace
Stephen Steczyinski
Admiral Thomas F, Brown, III
Fortunato D’Ascoli

 

Particular Items

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign. If you donate through our website, please select the designation “Second Collection.”

Rosary/Social TODAY: The Chinese Apostolate host their weekly Rosary (followed by socializing) on Sunday, following Mass, from 10:45am to 12:30 pm. Join Zoom Meeting:

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Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

School Art Show! The lockdown did not stop our Pre-Kers and K-8 students from producing the annual Sunrise art Show! Go here to see the work of the Pre-K, go here to see Grades K-5, and go here to see the work of Grades 6-8.

Virtual Pentecost Retreat for Youth! The Salesian Youth Ministry is participating in two Ignite! Virtual Pentecost retreats. There is one for Middle/High Schooler’s on May 23, and one for young adults on the 30th. Go here to register:

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Women in the Mystical Tradition of the Catholic Church: Women have played an integral role in developing the Catholic Mystical Tradition.  Join Dr. Anthony Lilles, Dean of Academics at St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park California, as he guides students on an exploration through the lives and works of the Church’s most important women teachers of Catholic mysticism.  This class is open to everyone, but it’s especially geared towards catechists, parish leaders, evangelists, parochial religion teachers, those discerning a vocation, and those interested in growing in their life of prayer.  It’s on Zoom (so you can ask questions!) the fee is $20 for all the courses, and the next one is this Tuesday at 7PM on the great St. Catherine of Siena. Go here to learn more and register: https://sfarchdiocese.org/mystics

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES!: God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 24           The Ascension of the Lord
Monday               25           Easter Weekday, Bede the Venerable; Priest, Doctor,Gregory VII; Pope,
Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi; Virgin
Tuesday               26           Philip Neri; Priest
Wednesday         27           Easter Weekday, Augustine of Canterbury; Bishop
Thursday             28           Easter Weekday
Friday                  29           Easter Weekday
Saturday              30           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 31           Pentecost Sunday

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Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14: 15-21. In the first reading, Philip proclaims the Gospel in Samaria and many people are cured. Peter and John follow and lay hands on the newly baptized there, and they received the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, Peter encourages the community to always be ready to give reason for their hope, and be willing to suffer for doing good. In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that those who love him will follow his commandments.

 

Domenica 6A di Pasqua

Il credente manifesta le sue religiose certezze con convinzione, rispetto e indiscussa bontà. La fede è suscitata dall’incontro di due amori: quello di Gesù per noi e quello dell’apostolo, il quale, riconoscendo che Dio è padre di tutti, si rende disponsibile all’annuncio.

 

復活期第六主日

今天耶穌又一再安慰門徒,不要為祂要離開而憂悶難過,說祂到父那裏為他們預備地方。並且說天父要賜給他們一位護慰者,祂將要永達與他們同在。這護慰者就是天主聖神。祂要保護、安慰、指導他們。這護慰者也是教會和一切信徒的護慰者。雖然耶穌在世時也保護安慰他們,但祇是短短的三年,而聖父所派遣的護慰者將要永遠和門徒、也與我們同在。耶穌死後,世界再見不到祂,但他們仍可以信德的神目,時常看到祂和祂派遣的聖神,我們也同樣得到這恩典。這是很重要的,天主永遠和我們在一起,可惜我們常常不理會祂,不邀請祂參與我們的生活,若在日常生活中時時記得祂,每做一件事,下一個決定都問問祂:「這是不是祢喜歡我這樣做的?我這樣做合祢心意嗎?」一定百魔不侵,百毒一不入,無往而不利。

五月二十四日是聖母進教之佑節,聖母是我們的慈母,不要忘記向她請安,用愛她的聖子耶穌來表示孝愛她,每天送她一串玫瑰經做的花環,將會使她特別高興,這是我們做神子的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: Philip travels to Samaria out of necessity, the fact that there is persecution of the disciples in Jerusalem. However, what seemed like a disaster became the impetus for the spreading of the Christian message beyond Jerusalem. The followers of Jesus were not abandoned in difficulty. Rather difficulty was the grace that spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This grace was the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate whom Jesus had promised to send. In the Gospel, Jesus makes it clear that they are not abandoned. They are accompanied by the Spirit. In our own lives, at times we may feel abandoned. That is a positively human reaction to difficulty but the Gospel today assures us that we are never abandoned. At times the noise of the things in our lives may be louder than the quiet promptings of the Spirit. It is then necessary to seek a quiet place where the Spirit may be heard and we may be consoled. Jesus promises it will happen. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

Sunday                 May 17, 2020
7:30        Joseph Maggiora & the Maggiora Family +
8:45        Luigi Marciano +
10:15     Xiu Shan Chen +
11:45     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
1:00        Thomas Damato +
5:00        Pietro, Adele, & Elena Domenici +

Monday               May 18, 2020
7:00        Edward Sabini +
9:00        Louis Ferralis + – Desta Gould + (Conc.)

Tuesday               May 19, 2020
7:00        Paola & Alessandro Rossi +
9:00        Intention of the Highlands Firefighters

Wednesday      May 20, 2020
7:00        Anniversary of the Death of Solomon Bugayong +
9:00        Antonio Corona +

Thursday             May 21, 2020
7:00        Angelo Sanguinetti +
9:00        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +

Friday                   May 22, 2020
7:00        Augusta Scopel & Giovanni Martignago +
9:00        Bernard Quinteros +

Saturday              May 23, 2020
7:30        The Giurlani Family +
9:00        Louis, Eugenia, & Raymond Raggio +
5:00        Enes Greco +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Desta Gould – Fortunato D’Ascoli

 

Rena Figone

 

Rear Admiral Thomas F. Brown, USN

Stephen Steczynski

 

Particular Items

Church is Open! Your church is open 11AM to 3PM daily for prayer. Come visit us!

Livestream Mass: Mass streams daily at 10AM. Go here to participate: salesianssspp.org/livemass

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for our parish school. Please be generous.

Chinese Apostolate Rosary and Socializing: The Apostolate will host a Rosary/ social today at 11:00AM on Zoom (meeting opens as soon as Mass ends).  Love Our Lady and reconnect with your friends here:
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Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

The Ascension of the Lord: Thursday is the Solemnity of the Ascension, but in our diocese, it is moved to the closest Sunday, so we will celebrate next Sunday

St. Augustine on the meaning of the Ascension: “Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth. For just as he remained with us even after his ascension, so we too are already in heaven with him, even though what is promised us has not yet been fulfilled in our bodies.”

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar

Sunday                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter
Monday               18           Easter Weekday, John I; Pope, Martyr
Tuesday               19           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        20           Easter Weekday, Bernardine of Siena; Priest
Thursday             21           The Ascension of the Lord, Christopher Magallanes;
Priest, & Companions; Martyrs
Friday                    22          Easter Weekday, Rita of Cascia; Religious
Saturday              23           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 24           External Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

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Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14: 1-12. In the first reading, the Twelve choose seven reputable men to be their assistants and serve at table. In his Letter, Peter writes that all who have faith are to be living stones, imitating Christ. In John’s Gospel, Jesus declares himself the way and the truth and the life, calling those who believe in him to do the works he does.

Domenica 5A Di Pasqua

Ai cristiani non vengono risparmiate aspre critiche e ciò li spinge a unirsi ancor più strettamente a Gesù Cristo. Soltanto con Lui sono in grado di edificare la nuova civiltà dell’amore, capace di compiere opera grande.

 

復活期第五主日

今天的福音充滿溫情,耶穌知道祂的十二門徒中,有人出賣祂、否認祂,必定心神沮喪,況且自己即將離開他們,他們會覺得無所依靠,心傷神喪。為此祂要安慰他們,勸他們不要心煩意亂,告訴他們,既然信賴天主,就該相信祂是去為他們作準備。祂會再來。

祂告訴他們,也告訴我們,祂是道路、真理、生命。祇要跟隨祂,不會喪亡,不會迷失。藉着祂,我們認識天主聖父,所以祂是道路;祂所講論的不是自己的話,而是天父的話,依從這教導,實行這教導,我們認識真理;永生全在於認識天主愛天主。因此,我們應該走耶穌所指示的道路,用信仰去契合,用愛德去生活。

師主篇》的作者說得好:「沒有道路,不能到達;沒有真理,不能認識什麼,沒有生命,不能生活。」讓我們走上耶穌的道路,活出耶穌的模樣來。

今天又是母親節,讓我們祈禱求聖母保護我們的母親身體和靈魂都充滿天主的恩寵。也求她幫助天下做母親的善盡做母親的責任。

 

From Fr. Gael: The gospel of today is a sad but beautiful one. Jesus has told the disciples that he is leaving them and they are great saddened by the prospect. But the, Jesus says a beautifully human and compassionate thing: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” He understands their sense of loss. He tries to comfort them with the knowledge that he is only going ahead of them to prepare a place for them. He’ll be there waiting for them. Not to worry! I’m not sure how much of a consolation that was for them. For us however, separated by time and distance from the earthly physical presence of Jesus, it gives us a sense of expectation, of the good thing to come, of the place prepared for us from all time in the house of the heavenly Father where we’ll all have our own rooms!. Wow! What a house! We’ll all be one big happy family. No avoiding it! The challenge is to begin to live like family, here and now. Let’s begin at Sts. Peter & Paul community. Let’s try to start heaven now! – –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 10, 2020
7:30        Clementina Bresolin, Erminia & Maria Santa Lucia, & Pia Ortesi +
8:45        Frank & Linda Machi +
10:15     For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
11:45     Ilva Baccetti +
1:00        Felice, Carmella, Biagio, & Pina Fazio +
5:00        Thanksgiving from Herbert & Marilou Cua

 Monday                              May 11, 2020
7:00        Ilide Piazza +
9:00        Enes & Carella Greco & Irene Zamzi V+ – Intention Diane Lynch (Conc.)

Tuesday                              May 12, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Solomon M. Bugayong +
9:00        Maria Arioto-Cresci +

Wednesday                        May 13, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Luigi & Rosa Mangini +

Thursday                             May 14, 2020
7:00        Virginia Sanguinetti +
9:00        Gaetano & Lucrezia Balistreri +

Friday                                   May 15, 2020
7:00        The Ettorina Cardella Family +
9:00        Francesco, Antoinette, & Frank Germano +

Saturday                              May 16 , 2020
7:30        Maria & Gaetano Carniglia +
9:00        Tony & Rose Stroppiana +
5:00        Fernanda Matteucci +

 

Rest-in-Peace
Erwin Castillo – Lucia Castillo
Zenaida Mendoza Evans

Particular Items

Church is Open! Yes, your church is open! We are open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for individual prayer. And remember, we still need your donations. Please give here.

Today’s Bible Study notes: You can deepen your appreciation of the Word of God with Fr. Gael’s Bible Study notes.  Download here. Very interesting and informative!

Mothers Day Rosary May 10! The Chinese Apostolate invites you to join in a rosary for all our beloved mothers, still with us or who have gone before us. Conversation will follow! Go here to join the Zoom meeting, which begins at 11:15 AM. The Meeting ID is: 824 5346 7144 and the password is 927657. Online socializing will follow!

 

Fatima Rosary for Public Mass: Catholics will gather this Wednesday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima to pray the Rosary for the Restoration of Public Mass. The Rosary will begin at 3PM in the plaza in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral at Gough & Geary Streets. CDC prevention guidelines will be observed. Go here to learn more.

Second Collection: Today we have a second collection for Catholic Charities. You can go here to donate, and select the “Second Collection” designation.

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter
Monday               11           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               12           Easter Weekday, Nereus & Achilleus; Martyrs, Pancras; Martyr
Wednesday        13           Our Lady of Fatima
Thursday             14           Matthias; Apostle
Friday                    15           St. Isidore
Saturday              16           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 17           Sixth Sunday of Easter

Your donations of this week will be published after the epidemic has passed.

 

 

Acts 2: 1-14a, 36-41; 1 Peter 2:20b-25; John 10: 1-10. In the first reading, Peter tells the community that their Savior was indeed the one whom they crucified. They are cut to the heart, they repent and are baptized—adding about three thousand persons to the community. In the second reading, Peter calls the community to patient suffering when they know wht they are doing is right. In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about the shepherd and the sheep who know the sound of his voice.

 Domenica 4A di Pasqua

Gesù ci conosce e ci chiama per nome. Ascoltiamo la sua voce, entrando per l’unica porta che è lui e chiedendo con la preghiera altri pastori che ne continuino l’opera.

 

復活期第四主日 善牧主日)

 復活期第四主日又稱善牧主日,今天的讀經邀請我們默想好牧人的意義,教會的三個周禮儀年在今天都讀聖若望福音第十章,有關耶穌自喻為善牧,也自喻為羊欄的門。

在舊約中,天主屢次自稱或被稱為牧者,如聖詠、耶肋米亞先知書。又如梅瑟、達味都被稱為牧人;在新約中,耶穌更自稱是牧人。由此可見牧者的觀念滲透了全部聖經。

顧名思義,羊欄是給羊棲息,保護羊群安全的地方,羊欄的門尤為重要。牧人是照顧羊群的人,從羊欄的門進入,可以得到照顧,確保安全,可以得到靈性的滋養,是我們進入天國的樞紐。羊欄象徵教會。教會是耶穌的代表。

耶穌的教訓是無盡的寶藏,聽從祂,從祂這扇門進去,可以取之無盡,用之不竭,可以得到心靈的平安快樂和來世的永福。

神父是善牧的代表,要愛護他們,為他們祈禱。

 

From Fr. Gael: The image of the shepherd is very strong in the readings today. Sometimes that image can across in a bucolic, poetic way which while beautiful does not allow us to appreciate the full parameters of the depth of the image of shepherd. The work of the shepherd is demanding. He must guide a group of animals who are not always cooperative. He must get them to go in the right direction all at the same time. When one goes astray, he must go out to find it leaving the 99 behind. When there are wolves or foxes, he must protect the sheep and defenseless lambs from these predator animals. And what about the smell of the sheep and all that goes with it. So while the image is beautiful, the work is demanding. Yet, this is one of the strongest images found in the Bible, and it is the image of Jesus. That is his vocation and he does it well. I can only image being the one that is lost and the joy of being found by Christ! –Fr. Gael Sullivan, SDB

 

Rest-in-Peace

Italo Giannone

 

Lois Fiedler

and Edward Fernandez

 Mass Intentions For The Week

 Sunday                                May 3 2020

7:30        Henry Ravetto +
8:45        For the People of Saints Peter and Paul
10:15     Guy & Susie Fabri +
11:45     GB DeMartini +
1:00        Steve & Lena Cuneo +
5:00        Deceased Members of the Chinese Apostolate +

Monday                              May 4, 2020

7:00        Salvatore, Rosaria, & Alessandro Fazio +
9:00        Italo Giannone +

Tuesday                              May 5, 2020
7:00        Joseph Leo Torre & Family +
9:00        Gaetano Alioto +

Wednesday                      May 6, 2020
 7:00        Lois Fiedler +
9:00        Frank Cresci +

Thursday                            May 7, 2020
7:00        Andrea Genoveffa +
9:00        Loriano & Anita Belluomini +

Friday                                 May 8, 2020
7:00        Birthday of Antonia D’Ascoli +
9:00        Joseph & Grace Mazzaferri +

Saturday                             May 9, 2020
7:30        Clementina & Giosue Bresolin +
9:00        Nicola Sanguinetti +
5:00        Marie & Walter Souza +

Weekly Intentions
In Honor of the Infant of Prague

 

Particular Items

The Church IS Open! Remember, your church is open from 11AM to 3 PM daily. Come on in and say your prayers—we miss you!

Livestreamed Mass: Watch the Mass daily at 10AM here, and donate to support your church here.

 

Santa Gemma: If it were not for the epidemic, today we would be celebrating the Feast of Santa Gemma, beloved of the people of Lucca and all Italy. Santa Gemma, pray for us!

Daily Rosary: When the Coronavirus ends: we are now praying the Rosary daily following the 7:00AM Mass. Come join us in front of Our Lady’s altar!

Alcoholics Anonymous: When the coronavirus ends, the AA Meets every Thursday at 6:00 PM, in the parish center. “Don’t believe in miracles? A bunch of drunks got together and solved a problem!” Unofficial AA motto.

Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School Accepting Applications: Our K-8 Salesian school is accepting applications for this year and next. Call the school at 415-421-5219 for more information, and visit sspeterpaulsf.org/ to learn more about the school.

 Monthly Gatherings for Men Discerning a Priestly Vocation: These are discontinued for now, but the email address are valid for those men who are interested: Our Lord told Peter and the others that they are to be Fishers of Men! “Interested in knowing more about the priesthood as a vocation? Discernment involves listening to God, learning about yourself, and seeking the guidance of others. Discernment is not a solitary endeavor. There are two options: In Redwood City on the first Monday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at St. Pius X Church, 1100 Woodside Rd. Redwood City; In San Francisco on the first Thursday of each month, from 6:15 – 8:30PM at Church of the Epiphany, 826 Vienna Street, San Francisco. The program is Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by dinner and discussion in the rectory. For more information, Fr. Tom Martin at martin.thomas@sfarch.org or Fr. Patrick Summerhays at summerhays.patrick@sfarch.org “We need men to give their lives up for Jesus Christ NOW!

Speaking of Vocations: Could God be Calling Me? YES! God calls each of us to life, to wholeness, and to service. The task of the young adult is to discern what path God wants him or her to follow.

The Lord calls most people to marriage and family. For the Christian young adult this is a very important decision. Choosing to marry is not just a romantic response, but also a very specific process that includes prayer, investigation, involvement, and experience.

God calls some people to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest. A religious vocation follows the same process. We call this the discernment process. Want to learn more about the Salesian Vocation? Email Fr. John Roche, SDB at jrochesdb@gmail.com

Liturgical Calendar
Sunday                 03           Fourth Sunday of Easter
Monday               04           Easter Weekday
Tuesday               05           Easter Weekday
Wednesday        06           Easter Weekday
Thursday             07           Easter Weekday
Friday                    08           Easter Weekday
Saturday              09           Easter Weekday
Sunday                 10           Fifth Sunday of Easter

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